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Monthly Archive for August, 2010

Gerry Hummel is the resident cartoonist for The Common Sense Canadian. Here is his second contribution.

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The Tamil ship

As many Canadians set their hair on fire over two ship loads of Tamils, alleging to be refugees reach our shore, perhaps it would be a good idea to examine our options. Canada is a signatory to the UN Protocol on refugees and perhaps a couple of definitions will help us understand who is and […]

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Latest on HST initiative

The decision by the Chief Electoral Officer to hold up the referendum process because of lawsuits pending does nothing to help the government even though they bravely says it does. The Chief, Mr. Fraser, is said to be free of the political process and we must take him at his word. That may be demonstrated […]

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Earlier this year Winston Churchill II died. The magazine of the Churchill Society – a wonderful magazine I must say – paid tribute to the late long time MP, and grandson of Sir Winston Churchill. I felt the need to write the editor Richard Langworth and I thought you might be interested in the letter. […]

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Royal commission on police forces

Yet another man, this time in Langley, shot dead by the police. Of course this not so, but this seems to be a daily occurrence. Polish immigrant killed by Taser. Accused in Air India case acquitted (though, in fairness, the judge goofed). Police Chief in Vancouver apologizes for bad investigation into the Picton case. Civilian […]

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Shed no tears – the American House of Representatives has turned back “cap in trade”. Good riddance, I say. I honestly cannot understand how President Obama was so much in favour of it. The theory was that producers of “green power” would get “green credits” which they could sell to polluters to help them pay […]

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Is Tiger finished?

I don’t believe that Tiger Woods will ever dominate the golf scene again. He has lost the power to intimidate. To have won 14 majors before the age of 33 is remarkable and entitles us to say he was the best golfer, by far, of his time and maybe the best of all time. Golf […]

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American politics has become a great mystery to me. There was a time when I thought I had a pretty good handle on what was going on with our neighbour’s politics but no more. I guess the high water mark of my play calling came when I predicted that the mid term elections after Bill […]

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Cap and Trade

We will be hearing more and more on “cap and trade” and it will be sold as being just super dooper for the environment. There are lots of variations of this scheme which, sadly, is being pushed by President Obama. The theory is not complicated – those whose industry reduces greenhouse gases will get credits […]

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They’re sick. Which means longer jail sentences won’t protect kids. I’ve written on this subject before, but it is so important to our society that, with your leave, I’ll tackle it again. The subject is sexual predators and what to do with them. There has been much publicity recently about sex predators being released from […]

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